Unspoken Rules/Fat Mouth
“No rules in the queer community”
Or so it seems to those
On the outside looking in.
In reality, it’s not much different
Than any other community.
In order to be accepted,
Respected, and well-connected
You have to be thin and attractive.
It doesn’t matter if you’re poor
Or if you’re addicted to drugs
Or if you’re a sex addict or if
You never graduated any kind of anything—
As long as you aren’t fat
You’re welcome in the queer community
For whatever reason
Most everybody here hasn’t ever
Matured past junior high
I guess it’s the collective trauma…?
Don’t bother asking why—
That the only thing
Nobody wants in their community
Is a fat body, even worse —
A fat mouth, like the one